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The Managerial Revolution

What is Happening in the World

By James Burnham
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The Managerial Revolution: What is Happening in the World by James Burnham

Drawing on powerful arguments and demonstrating extraordinary insights, in The Managerial Revolution (1941) James Burnham investigates the rise of a new ruling class – the managers – who promised to unseat wealthy capitalists from their prime position in the mid-twentieth-century economy. Although written over seven decades ago, the themes and arguments from this book still resonate in today’s society.

  • History buffs looking for fresh insights into the mid-twentieth century
  • Anyone curious about how a capitalist economy works
  • Those looking for a new perspective on current affairs

James Burnham was an American political theorist and philosopher. In later life, he was a prominent public intellectual who regularly contributed to publications such as the National Review.

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